Alcohol Addiction in Maryland
It is estimated that 4.5% of the Maryland population abuse alcohol each year. With a population of over 6 million people, this means that hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland abuse alcohol each year. It is no surprise that there is such a high rate of alcohol abuse being that alcohol is among the most easily accessible addictive substance.
Drug Addiction in Maryland
Although there has been a slight rise in alcohol-only-related deaths and overdoses in Maryland, the major rise has been in overdoses related to alcohol use in combination with opioid use. In general, opioid-related deaths have been on the rise over the past decade. Since 2015, fentanyl use has grown exponentially, leading to a drastic increase in drug overdose mortality rates. Battling this epidemic means employing assistance from treatment centers across the country.